15 Things to Do Today to Improve Your Health and Fitness

15 Things to Do Today to Improve Your Health and FitnessBy Laura Petrolino

Are you ready?

  1. Park in a spot at the other end of the parking lot.
  2. Always choose the stairs.
  3. Drink more water. Get a water bottle and aim to fill it up a certain amount of times during the day.
  4. Take a one minute break every 30 minutes of work and do 20 standing lunges on each leg (or if you have an office mix it up—push-ups, burpees, etc.)
  5. Go to bed earlier and sleep in a dark room.
  6. Create a standing desk by propping up your computer with boxes or books.
  7. During the work day, every time you go to the bathroom do twenty air squats in the restroom (you laugh, but your quads will thank you).
  8. Start reading labels, learn what’s really in the food you are putting in your body.
  9. Eat lunch at your desk and use your lunch hour to take a walk or go to the gym.
  10. Tighten your core while you work. Set a timer for every hour and when it rings stand and pull your core in tight with mini-contractions.
  11. Make the gym a social affair. Instead of getting drinks after work, hit the bar….at the gym (barbell that is).
  12. Wake up 15 minutes early and go for a quick walk around the block. Each week add five extra minutes until you are going for a 30 minute walk each day.
  13. Take a look at your daily routine. What are the non-essential activities (TV, internet surfing, Facebook) you can cut from your schedule to add time for fitness.
  14. Do ten jumping jacks every time you say a bad word.
  15. Be nice to yourself. You’ll make more room in your life for the health and fitness activities that are important, if you truly love the person you are investing in—YOU.

What would you add?

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